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  • #8397
    Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis
    Scout Administrator

    Though this is loosely tied to the Book Club Badge, you can review and share books that you enjoy here.

    #8452
    Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis
    Scout Administrator

    Our next Book Club book will be China Mieville’s “The Kraken”. Mieville is a fantastic writer, who crafts these dense worlds populated by weird fantasy unlike Tolkien or “standard” fantasy. It’s something different.

    The Kraken is his most approachable book, I think. (And certainly less alien than Perdido Street Station, my favorite book of his.) It’s been a couple of years since we’ve read it, so we’re looking forward to digging in again, to experience it.

    #8464
    Shannell Gutierrez
    Shannell Gutierrez
    Monster Scout

    When will this book group review need to be posted? I love books/reading and look forward to being a part of this awesome group!

    #8466
    Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis
    Scout Administrator

    Oh, this is just about sharing books that you enjoy, but doing a book review of your own. It can be posted any old time that you’d like.

    #8844
    Diana Clark
    Diana Clark
    Monster Scout

    Am reading Kracken, but had eye surgery, so am anxious to continue where I left off, about 1/3 of the way through. It has a certain Douglas Adams feel to it that I am kind of enjoying. Please, Daniel, keep us posted as to when the next book club meeting is so that I am sure to finish the book in time!

     

    #9111
    Bob Beard
    Bob Beard
    Monster Scout

    Has anyone read “A Natural History of Dragons”? It’s the first in a series of novels about a Victorian woman traveling the world to further the knowledge about wyrms, sea serpents, and dragons.

    I was going to give it away at Shindig, but didn’t finish it in time. It is very enjoyable!

     

    #12249
    Brandy Houghtaling
    Brandy Houghtaling
    Monster Scout

    <p>I have recently just finished 1984 by George Orwell. While it is kind of break from my usual science fiction, it is an eye opening novel. Also while thought provoking, it was still a relatively easy read for my short attention span.</p>

    #12825
    Darcy Casavant
    Darcy Casavant
    Monster Scout

    I fell in love with The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. It’s a graphic novel fantasy series for kids about a city that is conquered and renamed so many times that it ultimately has no name. A son of the ruling class (Kai) and a girl from the ruled class (Rat) become reluctant friends as Rat teaches Kai how to race and survive through the city. Self-contained story (no cliffhangers) that scratched my GoT and costume martial arts itch.

    #13202
    Darcy Casavant
    Darcy Casavant
    Monster Scout

    Also, if you’re looking for an all-ages series in the spirit of Monster Scouts, you really should be reading Lumberjanes. It’s a cross between Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo. My 9 year old daughter and I can’t get enough of it!

    #14218
    Darcy Casavant
    Darcy Casavant
    Monster Scout

    I’ve started a list of Monster Scout Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/112516.Monster_Scout_Reads 

    #14224
    Toni Morgan
    Toni Morgan
    Monster Scout

    Has anyone read “A Natural History of Dragons”? It’s the first in a series of novels about a Victorian woman traveling the world to further the knowledge about wyrms, sea serpents, and dragons. I was going to give it away at Shindig, but didn’t finish it in time. It is very enjoyable!

    The series is on my reading list. I learned about the series recently at http://www.tor.com, one of my favorite websites for book recommendations. Can’t wait to start reading it!

    I’ve started a list of Monster Scout Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/112516.Monster_Scout_Reads

    Following!!

    Now I just need to create more hours in the day so I can get lost in some amazing books.

    #14226
    Toni Morgan
    Toni Morgan
    Monster Scout

    I’ve collected some monster-related short stories from http://www.tor.com, for your literary enjoyment :)

    Clockwork Fairies – http://www.tor.com/2010/10/20/clockwork-fairies/

    I, Cthulhu, or, What’s A Tentacle-Faced Thing Like Me Doing In A Sunken City Like This (Latitude 47° 9′ S, Longitude 126° 43′ W)? – http://www.tor.com/2009/12/28/i-cthulhu-or-whats-a-tentacle-faced-thing-like-me-doing-in-a-sunken-city-like-this-latitude-47d-9-s-longitude-126d-43-w/

    Hero of the Five Points – http://www.tor.com/2014/08/19/the-hero-of-five-points-alan-gratz/ (steampunkkkk!)

    Join, or Die – http://www.tor.com/2015/06/11/reprint-join-or-die-alan-gratz/

    Dragonkin (poem) – http://www.tor.com/2013/07/17/dragonkin/

    Fabulous Beasts – http://www.tor.com/2015/07/27/fabulous-beasts-priya-sharma/

    Good Night, Moon – http://www.tor.com/2010/10/13/good-night-moon/

    Border Dogs: A SEAL Team 666 Adventure – http://www.tor.com/2013/03/12/border-dogs-a-seal-team-666-adventure/

    Doppel – http://www.tor.com/2014/03/18/doppel-lindsay-smith/

    Bonus… a web comic!

    Monster Cops

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